Now that PDC has finished, I decided to collect all of the Azure sessions up so that I could tick off which ones I have viewed, and which ones I have yet to watch. Most them them don’t have the session available as a download, but they are all available as a live stream immediately!
|CD07: Building Windows Phone 7 applications with the Windows Azure Platform||http://bit.ly/a9kLZz|
|CS01: Building High Performance Web Applications with the Windows Azure Platform||http://bit.ly/9n4t9S|
|CS02: Building Scale-Out Database Solutions on SQL Azure||http://bit.ly/ctEdfw|
|CS03: Building, Deploying, and Managing Windows Azure Applications||http://bit.ly/cN3E3F|
|CS04: Composing Applications with AppFabric Services||http://bit.ly/9M8xgA|
|CS05: Connecting Cloud & On-Premises Apps with the Windows Azure Platform||http://bit.ly/bhoUkt|
|CS06: Enabling New Scenarios and Applications with Data in the Cloud||http://bit.ly/dhtBeO|
|CS07: Identity & Access Control in the Cloud||http://bit.ly/8ZnXbT|
|CS08: Inside windows Azure||http://bit.ly/977D0A|
|CS09: Migrating and Building Apps for Windows Azure with VM Role and Admin Mode||http://bit.ly/9h1jcy|
|CS10: Open in the Cloud: Windows Azure and Java||http://bit.ly/bUH4jQ|
|CS11: Windows Azure Storage Deep Dive||http://bit.ly/bfu1iw|
|FT04: Building Web APIs for the Highly Connected Web||http://bit.ly/c7aT9h|
|FT07: Lessons Learned from Moving Team Foundation Server (TFS) to the Cloud||http://bit.ly/9lfF3U|
- New IE9 preview out. No real news apart from they are putting a lot of emphasis on HTML5
- There is a new profiling tool for Windows Phone 7!
- New OData SDK
All about Azure
- Extra small instance ($0.05/hour)
- Remote desktop
- New “Virtual Machine” role. Take a Windows Server 2008 R2 image and upload
- Enhancements to Azure Access Control Service. Can federate authentication to Facebook, Google, Yahoo, etc.
- App fabric caching available
- New Azure app composition service
- Zdnet on Microsoft’s cloud roadmap http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-provides-updated-cloud-roadmap-technologies-to-developers/7816
- New things in IE9 that the keynote didn’t mention… http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-releases-another-new-test-build-of-ie-9/7821
- IE9 preview 6 download www.ieTestDrive.com
I just noticed this blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davidmcg/archive/2010/10/06/the-windows-azure-team-in-australia.aspx
It lists all of the Microsoft Australia staff that are working with Windows Azure platform. If you looking for a Microsoft contact to ask questions of, they would be a great place to start.
On Friday 16th July, I headed down to Hobart to present at the Hobart.Net usergroup.
It was a good turn out for a Friday afternoon and Christopher Baker as usual had organised a great venue for the event to be held at. It was hosted at the Hobart casino in a members only bar that was booked just for us. The catering provided by the casino was great, there was a nice selection of hot finger food available.
For my talk I spent the first 1.5 hours doing a lap around Windows Azure.
- I explained the fundamentals of cloud computing
- What the vision of Window Azure is
- the basic building blocks available with Windows Azure
- some code demos
- How to deploy to Azure
- how to change the number of instance and deploy new versions
After that initial talk, I then did an hour talk on Windows Phone 7 series
- What Windows phone 7 series is
- The programming models available
- Some code demos
- I showed Beachy and explained how I had built it
- Showed some design time data tricks with Expression Blend
I am doing a talk at my old user group I ran for 2 years, the Hobart .Net user group. If you are in Hobart come along and attend
Hobart.net usergroup Friday July 16th – “Introduction to cloud computing and Windows Azure”
Location: Wrest Point – Portlight Bar
Cloud computing has been getting a lot of attention lately, but what does it really mean and how does it effect you and your business? In this session David Burela will explain the fundamentals and building blocks of cloud computing and how they can be used to build scalable web applications. David will demonstrate how to develop with the Windows Azure platform and easily deploy your applications into the cloud.
Topics that will be covered
- Cloud introduction, basic building blocks of the cloud
- What is windows Azure, how does it compare against Amazon and Google’s offerings?
- Developing applications for Windows Azure
- Fundamentals of architecting for the cloud
Bio: David Burela is a Tasmanian who went to the University of Tasmania and worked for “Federal hotels and resorts” for many years as a Graduate Analyst Programmer. Since leaving Tasmania he has worked for Readify as a Senior Devloper and now at Hazaa as a Senior Consultant. He won the international Microsoft programming competition, the ‘Imagine Cup’, with software project SOAK which aimed to assist farmers manage their farms through a cloud computing platform. Now David focuses on ways that Silverlight, Windows phone 7 series and Windows Azure can all be used in unison.
TechEd North America just wrapped up this week, so I have taken the time to pull together all of the Azure related topics into one area. As usual each of the sessions are available as streaming video through silverlight, but are also able to be downloaded in low and high qualities. Most sessions also have the slides available for download. So go ahead, download some of the sessions, then sit on your couch and watch them while you relax. Happy learning!
|ARC304||Real-World Patterns for Cloud Computing||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/ARC304|
|ASI202||Real-World SOA with Microsoft .NET and Windows Azure||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/ASI202|
|ASI204||Windows Azure AppFabric Overview||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/ASI204|
|COS201||A Day in the Life: Running Hosted Services in the Cloud||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/COS201|
|COS209||Building Momentum with Windows Azure||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/COS209|
|COS303||Lap around the Windows Azure Platform||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/COS303|
|COS305||Microsoft SQL Azure Development Best Practices||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/COS305|
|COS306||The Economics of Cloud Computing||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/COS306|
|COS307||Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 to Build Applications That Run on Windows Azure||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/COS307|
|COS310||Windows Azure Storage Deep Dive||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/COS310|
|COS311||Migrating Applications to Microsoft SQL Azure||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/COS311|
|DAT209||What’s New in Microsoft SQL Azure||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/DAT209|
|DEV208||Open Data for the Open Web||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/DEV208|
|OSP213||SharePoint and Azure: How Do They Play Together?||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/OSP213|
|SIA303||Identity and Access Management: Windows Identity Foundation and Windows Azure||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/SIA303|
|WEM201||Discover Windows Embedded Standard 7 as Your Next Application Platform||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/WEM201|
|WSV310||What Does the Cloud Mean for the IT Professional?||http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/WSV310|